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Simplified Tablets Designed for Tech-Challenged Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.16.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, I'm interested in getting my 78-year-old mother a tablet for video calls and email but want to get one that's super simple to use. ...

What Back to the Future Got Right... and Wrong

XPRIZE | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology

Twenty-six years ago, Marty McFly and Doc Brown climbed into their time-traveling flying DeLorean and set the controls to the distant future -- October 21, 2015 -- which happens to be today.

Technology Just Got A Whole Lot Easier With The RealPad

John Tarnoff | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

AARP is launching an android tablet called the RealPad, aimed at tech-shy Boomers and Seniors. It is currently available to order online and will ship in the middle of October.

Can We Stop Judging Each Other When Our Tots Play With Tablets?

Today's Mama | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

I think the best thing any good parent can do is be aware of the research and the opinions of experts and use their best judgment. Just try not to pass that judgment onto anyone else.

The Etiquette of Personal Mobile Device Use in Public

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 03.19.2014 | Technology
Dr. Layla McCay

Probably one of the more mortifying moments of my mother's life happened when she was at a talk by the Dalai Lama. At a particularly meaningful moment...

Moore College Creates Mobile Game Animation Major for Women

Diane Propsner | Posted 11.09.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

The world of gaming as we know it is changing. Women are the new target market as gaming applications continue to expand into the mobile market -- cell phones and tablets. With this shift, companies are looking for talented artists to provide the visual creative component in these devices.

How Obscure Regulation Could Spark An Education Revolution

The National Journal | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

Few, if any, of the confrontations captivating Washington this summer will affect daily life in America more than a subdued regulatory process that wi...

Have Tablets Fulfilled Their Destiny?

Calla Carter | Posted 04.06.2013 | Teen
Calla Carter

Tablets are fun, but not functional. They may be great for playing Words With Friends or watching "30 Rock," but not quite ideal for composing long emails or working in Quickbooks.

Tablets Dominate the Toy Aisle

Eric Levin | Posted 02.28.2013 | Technology
Eric Levin

What one may find surprising is the fact that the hottest products in the toy industry right now aren't technically toys -- yup, that's right, they're tablets.

Don't Even THINK About Jailbreaking That Tablet

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 10.27.2012 | Technology

Go ahead, jailbreak your cellphone. But just know that tablet computer of yours is off limits. The U.S. Copyright Office published a document on O...

7 Things Microsoft Surface Has That The iPad Doesn't

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 06.21.2012 | Technology

Microsoft trotted out its new line of Surface tablets earlier this week at a press conference in California. Two versions will be available: one equip...

What Apple Can Learn From Samsung's New Galaxy Tab 2

Larry Magid | Posted 06.25.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

For the budget-minded shopper or anyone who appreciates a tablet that's even more portable than the iPad, Samsung's Tab 2 is a good choice. Still, there's something about the feel of an iPad that just makes it, well, better.

Could Technology Replace The Waiter?

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business

No more waiting for the waiter? A growing number of restaurants are encouraging customers use tablet computers to order food and pay the bill, acco...

Parenting By iPad: Writing The Rules As You Go Along

Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.17.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

An iPad is simultaneously our children's source of communication, procrastination, education and entertainment. What rules to make, then, for this hydra-headed tool?

Questions About Digital Learning

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 01.31.2012 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

I visited Wireless Generation, a leading education technology company, in Brooklyn this week. In a discussion about my new book, Getting Smart, a cou...

Tablets: No Time for a Turf War

Tracey Scheppach | Posted 12.06.2011 | Technology
Tracey Scheppach

Like other digital platforms before it, there are many problems with tablets that we must solve. There is no standard ad model, no set of functioning metrics and no consensus in the industry about the role advertising should play.

A New Brave Soul Attempts to Bring Your TV to You: Bon Chance, Bamboom

Art Brodsky | Posted 06.16.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Here we go again. People who aren't "broadcasters" are messing around with the broadcast signal, all to make it more convenient to "watch TV." You know what that means -- lawsuits.

iPad First Impressions: Show Us What Your Reactions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The release of the iPad has been heralded as one of the most significant product launches of the year. With the product's announcement in January, som...

iPad Reviews: Raves For Apple's Latest Product

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

iPad reviews from technology writers began surfacing Wednesday evening, with most offering glowing appraisals of Apple's latest product. However, one ...

CES 2010: Show Trends, Odds and Ends

Stephanie Vaughn Hapke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stephanie Vaughn Hapke

It has been described as the Mecca for Geeks. Thousands of press, industry analysts, buyers and enthusiasts attend the International Consumer Electronics Show each year in Las Vegas